Christmas In Downton
Nothing - Not Even Covid Stopped Christmas!
This year, as we could not meet in person at the church, the Festival was held virtually on the Downton Village
website. Enormous thanks to those who sent in pictures of their decorated gardens, houses, trees and so on. Also
to those who sent recipes and recordings of their musical or drama performances. It was a very small scale event
this year and so far, we have raised around £100 for our charity: The Family Counselling Trust- Wiltshire.
Family Counselling Trust - Wiltshire provides counselling to children with early mental health difficulties particularly those in families struggling with low incomes. They offer six sessions with fully qualified and vetted counsellors and fundraise to support the costs. This is a vital service for children and young people who would otherwise be unable to find the help they need. There is more information on the website: www.familycounsellingtrust.org. To donate, click here.
We will keep the fundraising link open on www.downtonvillage.co.uk until January 15th so that people can continue to donate to this worthy cause.
Pictures of Downton at Christmas
"Angels from the Realms of Glory"
Salisbury Embroiderers Guild
"Which house is being burgled?"
The Borough Dentists
"Showing the whole Christmas story in pictures. "
St Laurence Sunday School
"Happy Christmas from the cast of Anne of Green Gables"
"An up to date Angel decoration"
Family Councils Trust
"Tree and decorations from 1918."
Videos - by local cinematic stars!
|Anne of Green Gables||DADA||.Play.|
|Downton Band - outside Memorial Hall at night||.Play.|
Recipes - by local chefs!
These recipes have been given for your delectation - results are not guaranteed!
|Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti||Lynn Purcell||Details|
|Mincemeat Slice||Patricia Jones||Details|
|Festival Shortbread||Jane Brenton||Details|
|Chocolate Cake||Phillipa Merrill||Details|
Some Christmas Music - by local musicians!
The Downton Band will be playing Christmas Music around the village as usual - see here for the band website.
These songs have been recorded with Video and are on YouTube
|Charlotte Foley||Silent Night|
|Charlotte Foley||A Little Love|
|St Laurence Carol Service||Carol Service|
These songs have been sent in by local choirs/groups/singers. To be included send me the mp3 file!
|Past Three Oclock||Downton Community Choir|
|All my heart this night rejoices (Bach)||Mark Merrill|
The Downton Christmas Trail - click on the red stars to see the pictures
Awaiting more pictures to put on the map - please send them in!